Episode 12 | The Birds and Bees and Everything in Between, a Group for Teens

Apr 08, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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In this episode we cover:

  • What it means to create a “Brave Space” for teens when it comes to talking about identity, sexuality and equity
  • Why sexuality and sexual health is a human rights issue and how to approach this in the therapy group room
  • Important considerations for how to include, and not include, parents in the process of this taboo topic group

Tools & Resources Referenced:

 To learn more about Lena McCain, visit www.interfaithbridge.com

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Episode 11 | Groups for Adult Children of Narcissists

Apr 01, 2021

The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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In this episode we cover:

  • How to screen for members that are able to contain, contribute and create a safe space for each other, even when topics are taboo
  • The importance of understanding the unique dynamics of narcissistic family patterns in order to work with this population
  • How to guide group members while also stepping out to the way of the work they are doing to support each other in the group process.

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Alisa Stamps, visit www.alisastamps.com

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Episode 10 | Goal-Oriented Groups for Women of Color

Mar 25, 2021

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The Group Work Podcast. Find out what happens in the space where group therapy takes place.

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In this episode we cover:

  • The power of uninterrupted sharing for women of color and the encouragement to take up space
  • The importance of screening for fit to create synergy and safety in the room
  • How to develop a group that supports your mission and goals, even if you’re unsure of what it’s “supposed to” look like

To learn more about Ulash Dunlap, visit www.ulashdunlap.com

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Episode 09 | Interpersonal Process Groups

Mar 18, 2021

 

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In this episode we cover:

  • How to show up confidently in the “here and now” of a process group
  • Why an interpersonal group has a “container” instead of a formal structure
  • What to do when your group members struggle with patterns and interactions and how to support them in the group process

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Carrie Haynes, visit www.artofgroups.com

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Episode 08 | Teen Talk Groups Online

Mar 11, 2021

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In this episode we cover:

  • How to ensure teen clients are ready for a process-based group
  • The secret to turning any worksheet into an interactive group activity
  • The truth vs. the norm in therapists teaching social skills

Tools & Resources Referenced:

 

To learn more about Samantha Rock, visit www.creativehealingphilly.com/samantharock

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Episode 07 | Online Groups for BFRB’s

Mar 01, 2021

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In this episode we cover:

  • How to design groups week to week, based on group members’ needs
  • Why connection and witnessing each others’ stories is such a powerful part of the group process
  • What therapists need to be successful in treating BFRB’s and why this specialization is a business boom

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Laura Chackes, visit https://www.mindfulstlonline.com

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Episode 06 | Tween Anxiety Groups

Feb 22, 2021

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In this episode we cover:

  • How to engage anxious tweens so they warm up and engage in meaningful ways
  • Why engaging parents in the process has been one of Sara’s greatest tools for lasting treatment that works.
  • The importance of assessment in ensuring your group flows well and the multi-step process Sara uses to find the right fit for group

Tools & Resources Referenced:

  • Google Jamboard

To learn more about Sara Schreiber, visit www.childfamilyinstitute.com

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Episode 05 | Social Therapeutics and the Power of Connection

Feb 15, 2021

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In this episode we cover:

  • How to handle silence in the group space without freaking out and thinking you’re doing it wrong.
  • Why treating the group as the client is an important part of the process to create connection, cohesion and how to maintain a focus on social interaction as a vehicle for healing.
  • How a focus on fun, playful interventions and trusting the process can create powerful shifts in group clients’ everyday lives, with an ability to think differently and be more flexible in emotional responses.

Tools & Resources Referenced:

To learn more about Jennifer Bullock, visit www.letsdevelopphilly.com

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Episode 04 | Leaning into Social Discomfort in Groups

Jan 27, 2021

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In this episode we cover:

  • The structure of exposure-based groups for teens with social anxiety
  • How the online space creates opportunities for exposure and connection that move beyond the organic unfolding of social conversation
  • Why it’s ultra important to understand the shame response of clients with social anxiety and how to normalize this as part of the growth process 

Tools & Resources Referenced:

  • Picker Wheel
  • The Rejection Card Game
  • My Year with Eleanor by Noelle Hancock

To learn more about Jen Moyer, visit www.creativehealingphilly.com/jenmoyer

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Episode 03 | Creating an Accessible and Affirming Online Teen LGBTQ Group

Jan 21, 2021

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In this episode we cover:

  • The pros and cons of online groups in creating safe and affirming connections for teens in the LGBTQ community
  • The structure and topics of groups that create resilience for teens who are exploring their identity
  • Why holding space is a powerful intervention for teens who need connection and support that they may not receive anywhere else

Tools & Resources Referenced:

  • The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook by Annaliese A. Singh

To learn more about Hannah Heffner, visit www.creativehealingphilly.com/hannahheffner

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